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Battle of Hulao


Lu Bu vs Guan Yu, Zhang Fei, Liu Bei at Hulao Gate (Cutscenes) - Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII


DW3 - Battle Of Hu Lao Gate OST


Dynasty Warriors 3 Warriors Unite (Battle Of Hu Lao Gate)


Dynasty Warriors 3 - Hu Lao Gate


Romance of the Three Kingdoms (1994)- Lü Bu at Battle of HuLao Pass 1/2

The Battle of Hulao (虎牢之戰) on 28 May 621 was a decisive victory for the Tang Dynasty prince Li Shimin, through which he was able to subdue two rival warlords, Dou Jiande and Wang Shichong. It is the major and final battle during the Luoyang-Hulao campaign between Tang, Zheng and Xia. The battle was fought at the strategically important Hulao Pass, east of Luoyang. Li Shimin led a siege on the city of Luoyang, seat of the self-declared emperor Wang Shichong, who solicited help from Dou Jiande from the east. However, Dou Jiande delayed and when he finally arrived, Li Shimin brought forces to meet the new threat. Li Shimin's army avoided conflict until the troops of Dou Jiande were exhausted and then led a cavalry charge, breaking the opposing army and capturing Dou Jiande. Afterwards, Wang Shichong, seeing no other choice, surrendered Luoyang, and both his and Dou Jiande's states were absorbed by the Tang. Dou Jiande was later executed, resulting in some of his followers, led by Liu Heita, raising an unsuccessful rebellion against the Tang. Hulao marked the decisive turning point in the civil wars that followed the collapse of the Sui Dynasty, after which the eventual victory of the Tang was never in doubt.
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  • Background 

  • Li Shimin besieges Wang Shichong at Luoyang 

  • Dou Jiande marches west and Li Shimin occupies Hulao 

  • Standoff at Hulao and Dou Jiande's dilemma 

  • Battle of Hulao Pass 

  • Aftermath and impact